Portrait of Chris O'Prey

Chris O'Prey

Software Development Engineer II


I started as a Software Development Engineer in Test in the MSR User eXperience Technologies (MSR UXT) team in Nov 2007, based in the Microsoft Research Cambridge lab, and am now a Software Development Engineer II. During this time I have worked on a great range of projects with some remarkably talented people.

Products & Research

  • Nimbus
  • Microsoft Research AutoCollage 2008
  • Microsoft Research AutoCollage Touch 2009 (limited OEM availability only)
  • Microsoft® Touch Mouse
  • Kinect™ for Windows® – SlideShow Gestures-WPF (MSDN)
  • 2 foot PC – Bringing Freehand Gestural Interaction to the desktop
  • Project Colletta
  • Fetch! for iOS / what-dog.net





Established: October 7, 2008

Nimbus application from the Cambridge Innovation Development team Nimbus: Secure Peer Accelerated Downloads Millions of people download files over the internet every day, and servers can’t always keep up with the demand.…


I am very interested in PowerShell and how it can be used in automation and testing, and have provided internal talks and support on the topic for several years. Externally you can find me talking PowerShell at: